2nd Annual Jr Pro and Youth SUP Fiesta
Apr 2014 17

May 4, 2014- Bolsa Chica State Beach. Huntington Beach, California

The 2nd Annual Performance Paddling Junior Pro and Youth SUP Fiesta will bring together some of the top youth sup athletes in the world. Seven divisions of Age Group SUP Surfing & Racing and a Junior Pro Invitational SUP Surfing contest with $5000 equal gender prize money. We have Junior Pro invites coming from Brazil, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Florida, Oregon, North Carolina, Utah and California.  

The event features a Live-HD webcast with professional hosts, Instant Replays, and athlete video bios. There will also be an expression session filled with some of the SUP’s top Pro’s!

Board length restrictions will be used to promote safety and proper stoke development within the youth of our sport. The WPA and other sanctioning bodies have adopted these age/board size classifications as an industry standard, and as the premier youth sup event, the 2nd Annual Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta will be adopting these board standards:

11’ in length or shorter for the 8 & under and 9-11 boys & girls 
12’6” in length or shorter for the 12-14 boys & girls, and 15-17 boys & girls 

Once again the Junior Pro Invitational will offer over $5000 equal gender prize money (1st-$1000, 2nd-$750, 3rd-$500, 4th-350). “We are proud to be one of the forward thinking events that rewards both genders equally,” says Anthony Vela, “Airlines tickets cost the same, board costs are the same, the women should be able to help offset their costs equally. This is just one of many other reasons Candice and I feel strongly about offering the only equal gender prize purse for ANY sup surfing event!”

Fiona Wylde from Hood River Oregon was the winner of last year’s 15-17 girls SUP Surf Race. She just missed out on making the final in the Junior Pro Invitational, but with her win in the recent Surftech Shootout at Steamer Lane she is ready for this years event.  “Candice Appleby and Anthony Vela are fueling the fire of stoke for young stand up paddlers with the Junior Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta,” explains Fiona.

Infinity’s Dave Boehne had this to say about the event, “It’s the premier junior sup event in the world. The perfect platform for the next generation.” Dave will be one of the hosts on the Live-HD Webcast.

We will be releasing the 2014 Junior Pro Invite List next week!

Tune in Live and comment on twitter with the hashtag #SUPFiesta14.

There are NO beach entries. Divisions will be limited to 12 competitors. Click Here to register today!

Thanks to our sponsors: Surftech, Sweet Waterwear, Daphne’s, Quickblade, Ultimate SUP Showdown, Bark, Infinity, SuptheMag, South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle, FCS, Boga, OnitPro, Victory, Surf Fur, Boardworks.

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